Joan Hutton is a woodwind performer, music educator and composer residing in Minneapolis, MN. The Joan Hutton Jazz Project was created in 2017 as an ensemble to showcase her original compositions. The group’s first engagement was an hour-long interview and in-studio performance on Joan Griffith’s “Talking About Jazz” program on 88.5 KBEM FM. Click on Listen to hear excerpts from that show. The group has since performed on the All Originals Jazz Series at Studio Z in St. Paul, the Illicet Jazz Workshop Series at Jazz Central Studios, as guest artists with the Macalester College Big Band and on Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog. Check the Dates section for upcoming performances of the group, and other jazz groups Joan is involved with.
Joan was featured last year on “Twin Cities Weekend” on KBEM FM, with a short interview promoting her jazz project. Listen here: https://beta.prx.org/stories/213578
Joan Hutton also is a member of the ANCIA Saxophone Quartet and the jazz-funk group Rare Medium. She has a large studio of private clarinet and saxophone students around the Twin Cities region and is the saxophone instructor at Augsburg University.
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